The Department of Defense (DoD) Joint AI Center (JAIC) hosted the fifth AI Partnership for Defense (PfD) March 2-3, 2022, with military and defense forces from 16 nations. The PfD, led and created by the JAIC, serves as a recurring forum for like-minded defense partners to discuss respective policies, approaches, and challenges in adopting AI-enabled capabilities. This fifth occurrence of the AI-focused defense dialogue was hosted by Canada’s Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces and builds on the previous meetings, which focused on AI ethics, data readiness, human capital, and AI governance.
The two-day dialogue focused on “AI Partnerships,” with topics covering good practices and lessons learned on developing trusted and effective partnerships among governments, industry, and academia.
“With the AI revolution driven largely by the private sector, academia, and civil society, it is crucial for defense institutions to establish effective partnerships with innovators beyond traditional defense partners,” said Lieutenant General Michael Groen, JAIC Director.